Thank you to those of you who came to the 2017 Released Time Bible Education Conference! We are so grateful for time spent in fellowship, and hope everyone feels educated, equipped and encouraged for service in Released Time Bible Education.

Let’s Keep the Conversation Going
We have been called to help you, local Christian missionaries in Ohio’s public schools, bring word of God’s love and love of God’s Word. How can we continue serving you well? We look forward to serving you in this new season as School Ministries Ohio.

What’s Next?
We encourage all who attended the conference to pray for God’s direction for Released Time in your school district. What part will you play? When you’re ready to take the next step, contact us; we’d love to answer questions and provide helpful resources to you. Be sure to learn about How to Start a Released Time Program, check out our New Program Checklist and the Released Time FAQ section to learn more about recommended steps.

The Right Tools
One resource we recommend to all programs, whether you’re just starting out or have been around awhile, is School Ministries, the national association of Released Time Bible programs. School Ministries offers a wealth of how-to’s, forms and other resources that are instrumental in starting and cultivating a successful Released Time program. The First Steps Kit is highly recommended — a wonderful tool that all aspiring RTBE programs should acquire.

We’re offering all attendees two new resources we’re very excited about. We pray for God to move more local leaders to share Released Time with their communities and rally new programs to start. Is God moving you to present to a local group about starting Released Time?

  • The “How to Start Released Time” ebook is a downloadable, clickable PDF document. Save it and share it as often as you wish!
  • Our School Ministries Ohio Local Leaders Toolkit contains everything you’ll need to present on what Released Time is, and how God can use it in your district to share Jesus with public school students. There is a PowerPoint presentation, helpful one-sheets on the benefits of Released Time, and information on School Ministries Ohio and School Ministries, the national association.

To receive these free resources, whether you attended the conference or not, email Jennifer Miller at, or call 567.232.0840.

The mission we are called to has not changed…the name we are called by has.

By God’s grace, and with His help, School Ministries Ohio, formerly WeCARE for Students, will educate, equip and encourage you to start and maintain a Released Time Bible Education program for the public school students of your community.


Our Mission is to help Christians bring word of God’s love and love of God’s Word to public school students.

If you have any questions or want to learn more about how we can help, contact us, we’d love to talk with you!